Brian Matthew Jordan

Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan, Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of History at Sam Houston State University, is the author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War (Liveright/W.W. Norton), which was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History. Dr. Jordan earned his Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 2013. At Yale, his dissertation received the George Washington Egleston Prize (for best U.S. history dissertation) and the John Addison Porter Prize, one of Yale’s highest honors.

Dr. Jordan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in historical methodology and Civil War history. Since 2014, he has served as the book review editor for The Civil War Monitor. Dr. Jordan is the co-editor of two academic book series: Veterans, published by the University of Massachusetts Press, and Engaging the Civil War, published by the Southern Illinois University Press.

Dr. Jordan’s more than sixty reviews, articles, and essays have appeared in the Journal of the Civil War Era, Civil War History, Civil War News, The Civil War Monitor, and the New York Times, among other publications. He has addressed audiences in 25 states and leads popular Civil War battlefield tours for Yale alumni each year. ​

Book Reviews by Brian Matthew Jordan

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Historians of political culture illuminate the human realities of governing and legislating.

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In New Orleans, a sturdy column once capped by a bronze figure of Confederate General Robert E. Lee reaches into the sky.